Summer hits the roads and millions head for Costa Blanca

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TRAFICO, the Spanish traffic authority, begins this year’s summer campaign on Friday (July 3) and is set on reducing the number of deaths on the country’s roads over the holiday period, which last year reached 220 nationwide.
With an estimated 81.5 million users due to hit the roads across the country between July and August, with 43 per cent of them heading for the Costa Blanca and the southern coasts, the Guardia Civil will be out in force.
Along with the usual speed-traps and drink and drug tests, checks will also be run on the state of vehicles and apart from obvious signs things including tyre pressure will be examined.
Trafico director Maria Segui explained that as 80 per cent of fatal accidents are registered on secondary roads, these are where officers will be carrying out 80 per cent of checks and tests, and also announced that the 1,500 stretches of Spanish roads where the most accidents happen will have radars put in place to control speeding.


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